Learning more Rebel Mindtricks from Sydney group Borneo

In sophomore EP release Rebel Mindtricks, Sydney’s proclaimed ‘Discopunk Rainbowrock’ purveyours Borneo released some of their finest and most cleverly arranged tunes yet. Remaining witty and ever tongue in cheek, the band stayed true its genre-bending roots, bringing together funk, disco, punk and pop influences in creating the five tracks the EP so proudly boasts.

Ahead of Borneo’s tour of Rebel Mindtricks down the East Coast, we find out some more about how this EP came together.

“We were fortunate to work with Nick Franklin on this EP.” Borneo remarks. “He’s kept our bowls of miso steaming from start to finish, you can hear the Kung Fu filling up the tracks. Rebel Mindtricks covers a fair bit of territory with songs about saving the world, freedom, the ticking clock, attachments, spaciousness & Miso Soup; all the big ones. The mind is a powerful tool, use it wisely.”


“Jesse” is a simple tale of a coming of age adventure about my brother, leaving the nest to see the world we so long to explore after school is finished.


A song inspired by some of the heroes, Captain Planet & Eric The Banana Man.. but in all seriousness #StopAdani – #BringThemHere There’s work to be done in our own backyard. Aussie Aussie Aussie…


Time, oh precious time. There ain’t enough, so drink it up.


Two humans are at home and have found themselves tangled in ropes. Hopes, desires, memories, expectations. God walks in and says, “Someone hand me the Knife.”


How do we treat humans who misbehave? We lock them up, brand them as criminals then throw away the key. This song is one of hope and healing, of the great Miso King, who some say is destined to descend upon earth to put an end to disparity and suffering, to heal our communities.


March 2nd | Byron Bay Brewery, BYRON BAY
March 3rd | NightQuarter, GOLD COAST
March 4th | The Foundry, BRISBANE
March 9th | Yarra Hotel, MELBOURNE
March 10th | Yah Yah’s, MELBOURNE
March 24th | Captain Cook Hotel, SYDNEY
April 6th | Transit Bar, CANBERRA
April 8th | North Gong Hotel, WOLLONGONG


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